I really have appreciated the helpful comments. I am definitely going to shorten and narrow this top. I am quite surprised at how long it is and how full. I didn't add to the sides like I should have for my waist and hip and only a moderate amount at the bottom. I was really not going for the night shirt look.
A smaller person could be really overwhelmed by this top, although a softer fabric would help. I guess I have crisp in my head right now and actually do think the straight up cotton looks fine with those things at the neck.
All very interesting.
The neckline and sleeves are worth it, it does confirm too that I look better in something shorter and more shaped. Even though I am tall I have an average inseam and my height is in my back, so chopping me up isn't that great.
This also confirms that pictures are really useful at helping you determine what suits you.
I am also going to think through the whole undergarment issue. That makes a lot of sense to me.
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